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Planning and Highways Solicitor

  • Job reference: LC/S106/2305
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
Job description: Service Care Legal have a number of opportunities for locum planning & highways solicitors. If you would like further information about the role please don't hesitate to get in touch with Laurence Cooper at Service Care Legal. 01772 208 969.

Various local authorities in London, Kent and Essex are looking for individuals with a good understanding of planning law; essentially with proven experience in section 106 planning and section 278 of the highways act. Previous experience within a planning role a local authority would be essential. The key responsibilities of the role would include:


* Providing enforcement advice including policy issues, tree preservation, conservation areas and listed buildings
* Managing own planning law caseload
* Representing the council in meetings as required by the nature of planning law
* Preparing reports as required by the head of planning law

The ideal candidate will:

* Be a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive
* Have at least 2 years' experience within a similar level planning law role
* It is absolutely essential to have experience as a planning lawyer within a local authority
* Have some experience in planning
* Be able to perform well under pressure and maintain a standard of work according to targets

The role offers a very generous pay-rate and - of course - invaluable experience for the career developing planning solicitor acting as a genuine stepping stone. The contract is likely to be extended beyond the initial 3-4 month term based on their continuous workload.

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact Laurence Cooper.
Telephone: 01772 208969
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Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments. We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's real expert in your area.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus if you know of anyone who may be interested in this role. Please contact Laurence on 01772 208969 with any referrals.